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With ‘Journey of a Raindrop’, Van der Wiel leads the viewer through a landscape of natural forces and material experiments: a journey through life as seen from the seemingly simple viewpoint of a raindrop. However, from this perspective, many of the elementary forces shaping our reality come into play: we encounter the governing influences of cold and warmth, of the sun’s energy, of gravity, and of atmospheric electricity and air pressure.

During this yearlong research project, Van der Wiel found inspiration in many age-old precursors. For ‘Journey of a Raindrop’, his research was influenced by sources united in their high regard for nature, ranging from famous alchemists to the rituals and beliefs held by Mayan civilizations. According to Van der Wiel, the film represents the complexity and brilliance of nature.

With ‘Journey of a Raindrop’, Van der Wiel leads the viewer through a landscape of natural forces and material experiments: a journey through life as seen from the seemingly simple viewpoint of a raindrop. However, from this perspective, many of the elementary forces shaping our reality come into play: we encounter the governing influences of cold and warmth, of the sun’s energy, of gravity, and of atmospheric electricity and air pressure.

During this yearlong research project, Van der Wiel found inspiration in many age-old precursors. For ‘Journey of a Raindrop’, his research was influenced by sources united in their high regard for nature, ranging from famous alchemists to the rituals and beliefs held by Mayan civilizations. According to Van der Wiel, the film represents the complexity and brilliance of nature.